Your Child’s Anxiety

Anxiety. I know that Elizabeth has it in direct relation to her Sensory Processing Disorder and Dyspraxia. When she is overloaded or afraid of something, her anxiety kicks in. And when it ki...

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Talktool admin 28 Sep 18

Back to School: Sensory Processing Disorder & Dyspraxia

Something that I know I see a great deal on Elizabeth’s IEP are the words: These words are used to describe the skills and topics that are being focused on. Not quite mastered, not quite d...

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Talktool admin 20 Aug 18

Parents… Remember to Forgive Yourself

I know I write many stories about Elizabeth. I think raising her and growing in knowledge about her has become sort of my part-time, if not my full-time job. I write about her life with the ...

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Talktool admin 16 Jun 18

4 Things I Remind Myself of Before the Next IEP Meeting

As sure as the first flowers are arriving, so is IEP time. It almost sounds celebratory… but for those who have a special needs child, we know it is not like that. I know we have an IE...

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Talktool admin 18 May 18

Elizabeth: Graduating From High School!

I know that most of you know our story. I know that most of you know that our beautiful Elizabeth has two disorders. And I know you know that our journey has been quite winding and amazing. ...

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TalkTools Marketing Dept. 08 May 18

Wrapping Up the First Year of College

So hard to believe that Elizabeth is finishing her first year at her college program. I am so proud of her and all she is doing and all she is pushing herself to do. For the child who once f...

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TalkTools Marketing Dept. 17 Apr 18

FREE Tools & Webinar to facilitate back-to-school for the special needs!

Michele Gianetti, RN introduces her work with Monica Purdy, MA, CCC-SLP on helping parents of special needs children getting back to school smoothly. It includes a free checklist and articl...

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Talktool admin 27 Aug 17

Elizabeth: Mindfulness

I know we have all heard the term Mindfulness. And we are all made aware of the good of “being in the moment.” To be “in the moment” requires that you are thinking, feeling and imme...

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TalkTools Marketing Dept. 10 Jul 17

Elizabeth: The Terrible Two’s

The terrible two’s. The tween years. The teenage years. Young adulthood. These times are all markers of our live and the lives of our children. And we as parents are well versed in what to...

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Talktool admin 07 Jun 17

Planning for Summer a Full Season Ahead

I have a friend who is quite spontaneous. From the last minute requests to meet for coffee to quick trips with her children, it is all done at the last minute and for her and her world, it...

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TalkTools Marketing Dept. 27 Mar 17